County team up with unit

Stockport Express - - Your Views -

STOCK­PORT County Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion is sup­port­ing a men­tal health unit to pro­mote healthy liv­ing among its ser­vice users and staff.

The foun­da­tion has signed up as a key sports part­ner with Heath­field House, a men­tal health re­cov­ery and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion unit based in Stock­port, which is part of Pen­nine Care NHS Foun­da­tion Trust.

Cath­leen Liu, se­nior oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist with Pen­nine Care, led the unit’s re­cent 10,000 steps cam­paign, which brought to­gether 16 ser­vice users and 52 staff who aimed to take 10,000 steps a day for 10 days.

This in­volved ser­vice users tak­ing part in weekly foot­ball train­ing ses­sions with Stock­port County Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion dis­abil­ity foot­ball coaches, cir­cuit and gym train­ing and walk­ing groups.

Adrian Rigby Bates, dis­abil­ity foot­ball coach at the foun­da­tion, said: “It has been a real plea­sure to be in­volved with Heath­field House as their key sports part­ners.

“The ser­vice users have shown such en­thu­si­asm, en­ergy and mo­ti­va­tion in tak­ing part in the weekly foot­ball coach­ing ses­sions to achieve their steps.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on dis­abil­ity foot­ball coach­ing call 286 888 or e-mail adrian.bates@ stock­port­county.com, or visit the web­site at scfc­foun­da­tion.com.

●●Stock­port County Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion dis­abil­ity foot­ball coaches with ser­vice users and staff at Heath­field House

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